What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a safe low dose x-ray of the breast, performed to detect early breast cancers, at a stage when they are still curable. Who should receive mammography? And how often? The American Cancer Society recommends that every woman should undergo mammography every year after the age of 40. How accurate is screening mammography? Mammography can detect approximately 85% of breast cancers. What is unique about the type of mammography available at RxDx? It is a new technique called DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY
Advantages of Digital Mammography
- Painless – it requires less breast compression than regular mammography
- It has a lower radiation dose than regular mammography
- It is more accurate than regular mammography